Oliver (Stephen Amell) tries to finalize his dinner plans with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) during a high-speed chase in the first clip from Arrow's Season 3 premiere.

When Season 3 begins, crime in Starling City is at an all-time low thanks to the Arrow and his team. Oliver thinks he can finally balance being both the Arrow and Oliver Queen and asks Felicity out on a date. However, when a new villain (guest star Peter Stormare) emerges, who has claimed the name Vertigo from the recently deceased Count, Oliver is caught off-guard and someone close to him is hurt.

Oliver and a newly suited up Roy (Colton Haynes) take on the Count. Meanwhile, Diggle (David Ramsey) becomes a father, Lance (PPaul Blackthorne) is promoted to Captain, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) joins Arrow's inner circle and Felicity gets a part-time job at a tech store to make ends meet. Also, Oliver fights to regain his company, Queen Consolidated, but comes up against a very worthy opponent - the charming Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh).

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Watch as Oliver shows off his multi-tasking skills in the first scene from "The Calm", airing Wednesday, October 8 at 8 PM ET on The CW.